Love in the Time of the Apocalypse is a work of playful conspiratorial pop-delirium and pastiche full of lovable terrorists, state run breeding houses, Amish casinos, vulgar action scenes, the antichrist, tongue and cheek hyper-masculinity (“perhaps sit-ups can save the world“) and a bourgeois love story to top it all. Author Greg Blecha writes in a style, humorous and sensual, that draws the reader into a world just beyond our own. The Aryan Nation has congealed into a proto-state along... Topics: Literary Fiction, Farce, Satire
A novel by award-winning author set in New Orleans about a surgeon and a socialite who fall in love, a love they try to hide but that eventually ruins families and careers, and engenders violent revenge. Topics: novel, award-winning, literary fiction
A novel by award-winning author William H. Coles: A successful woman lawyer falls in love with a TV-evangelist accused of sexually molesting a child. She loses the case and while on appeal he escapes the country. She leaves family and new husband and child to follow him to Africa. She is faced with deep questions about who he really is and she returns in penury to try to rebuild her life and career only to discover the devastating effects of unrequited love. Topics: novel, award-winning, literary fiction
Rich Shapero’s Too Far follows an ultra-imaginative pair, Robbie and Fristeen, through a transformative summer spent exploring the woods behind their remote Alaskan homes. As their family lives become increasingly unstable, the characters travel deeper and farther into their private world. The forest—and the gods who inhabit it—becomes their refuge until, at summer’s end, they are forced to choose between the crushing prospects of the real world, and the lethal demands of their ideal... Topics: Alaska, fiction, literary fiction, magical realism, fantasy
LibriVox recording of The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (version 2) by James Weldon Johnson. Read in English by tiwo007; Jim Locke; Ashton Woods; Jesse Zuba; Denise Nordell The story of a biracial man living in the deep south after the reconstruction era. He is young and talented. Yet, in order for him to avoid stigma, he has to pass as white. But would his sense of belonging and solidarity to the black community of the time catch up with him at the end? "It is very likely that the... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, social novel, political novel, literary fiction
Historical fiction set in 9th century Italy. Follows the intertwining adventures of Samson (the son of a nobleman), Mirabel (a nun), Louis (an orphan), and Pervides (a banished man), in the aftermath of the destruction of the peaceful town of Qoh. Topics: historical fiction, middle ages, adventure, literature, qoh, literary fiction
LibriVox recording of Bel Ami, or The History of a Scoundrel, by Guy de Maupassant. Read by Martin Geeson. “He had faith in his good fortune, in that power of attraction which he felt within him - a power so irresistible that all women yielded to it.” Though firmly set in 1880s Paris, Maupassant's gripping story of an amoral journalist on the make could, with only slight modifications of detail, be updated to the 1960s, to the Reagan-Thatcher years, or maybe to the present day. Anti-hero... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobook, fiction, popular literary fiction, anti-hero, arrivisme, flaneur Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (solo version) by John Cleland. Read in English by mlcui. This book has been notorious since it first appeared and had been banned several times and in several countries. It is a fictional work that details the adventures of an orphaned girl who ends up working in a brothel in London. Early on she falls in love with a young man named Charles, but only to end up being separated from him. She then recounts her experiences as a... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, romance, erotica, literary fiction, fanny hill, banned books
LibriVox recording of Mademoiselle Ixe by Mary Elizabeth Hawker. Read in English by David Wales This is a story by the English writer Mary Elizabeth Hawker (1848-1908) entitled Mademoiselle Ixe, by[pseudonym] Lanoe Falconer. The manuscript had been previously rejected by many publishers. The heroine is a governess in an English country house. The mystery is cleverly handled, and the artistic treatment showed a delicacy and refinement which were uncommon in English writers of short stories. The... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobooks, england, nineteenth century, literary fiction, russian emigres, country house
A novel in the tradition of Sophoclean tragedy. (In Keywords, click on the name of the author, Spiro Constantine Markou, to see some other books of his. Email address: email@example.com) Topics: Novel, Literature, Literary, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Tragedy, Sophoclean, Fate, Necessity,...
Three stories of moral-ontological dilemma: The Pressing Matter, Alone in a Boat, The Man Who Loved His Hands. The world of each of them is, in different ways, that of the incontestable reality of most significant and crucial dream. (In Keywords, click on the name of the author, Spiro Constantine Markou, to see some other books of his. Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org) Topics: Stories, Short Story, Literature, Literary, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Philosophical Fiction, Myth,...
To honor Black History Month I was prepared to make a "my favorite books I own by black Americans” video. But when preparing for this video, I noticed that I own very few books written by black Americans. I have plenty of books by non-whites and non-Americans so I can check diversity off of my white-guilt bucket list, but black Americans specifically seem under-represented. This video asks, why? Also, I’ve somehow managed to work farts into this video. You’re welcome MLK. Topics: black history month, ralph ellison, invisible man, a long way gone, ishmael beah, barrack obama,...